I’m about to be spicy. If that’s not your jam, move along. I’m not here to play today.
It’s utterly mindboggling to me that we are almost eighteen months into a global pandemic, and the same asinine rhetoric is still being spewed, with new asinine rhetoric added to the mix practically every damn day.
It isn’t just a matter of personal choice. It’s a fucking public health crisis in which PEOPLE ARE FUCKING DYING. How the hell hard is that to figure out? And don’t come at me with the conspiracy theory hoax bullshit. They’ve been disproved over and over again. But sure. I’ll listen to these people with their University of Social Media medical degrees because they just HAVE to know more than the actually trained medical people and actual scientists.
It makes me so viscerally angry sometimes, the way some people act. I’ve been mocked for wearing a mask by more than one Karen and Brad (my name for the male counterpart). I’ve had a Brad try to take it off my face. I’ve seen people just be flagrantly awful to other people trying to do their personal and civic duty in trying to be careful… mocking them, physically getting in their space, trying to lick them, cough on them, assault them. Why? Why the fuck is that necessary?
Honestly, I don’t really give a fuck if you think masks don’t work. Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry when it comes to saving your fellow man. Unless you have an actual, LEGITIMATE medical reason not to, wear the damn thing when you’re supposed to. Nobody’s taking away your fucking liberty. We’re just trying to keep us all alive and as healthy as possible so we can all have some fucking liberty. The irony is that this is still going on, this pandemic, because of these people who refuse to look beyond themselves. Don’t tell me about how patriotic you are. There’s nothing patriotic about refusing to care for those around you. That’s just selfish bullshit.
It’s fucking hysterical in a non-funny way… “my body, my choice” when it comes to vaccines and masks. Those same people who tend to also want to control women’s reproductive rights.
My brother and his wife are RNs who’ve worked with COVID patients since day one. And they are hardly alone in that. All of these people are putting themselves, and their families, at risk every damn day. They are putting themselves at risk while there are people out their deliberately doing whatever they can to make sure this never ends. The day-to-day stress and emotional angst of working with these patients has been unreal. Then the sheer amount of shit and harrassment they have had to put up with on top of it? Yeah, no.